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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-65

Perceptions and attitudes of medical students toward the use of digital surgical operative video in lecture – A better anatomical understanding

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India

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Medora C Dsouza Dias
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/NJCA.NJCA_6_20

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Background and Aims: There are numerous variations in the branching of the internal iliac artery (IIA), which are important during any pelvic surgery. An aberrant/accessory obturator vessel is the most common source of hemorrhage during pelvic surgery and to prevent this, one needs to have a good knowledge of pelvic vascular anatomy. Our aim was to enhance the learning process of the branching pattern of the IIA in MBBS students in order for them to better understand the concept of aberrant/accessory obturator artery (OA) and corona mortis (CM). Materials and Methods: First-year MBBS students after completing their routine dissection of branches of the IIA, were shown a video of laparoscopic femoral hernia reduction surgery and their feedback was taken. Results: Nearly 95.82% of the students agreed that they observed and understood aberrant OA, 99.16% of the students agreed that they observed and understood accessory OA, 98.33% of the students agreed that they observed and understood the CM concept, and 100% of the students felt that more such videos should be incorporated and discussed in future interactive lecture teaching. Conclusion: This study incorporates the levels of competency as per AET-COM teaching module in the knowledge domain, i.e., “Knows” and “Knows-How.” This study proves that learning anatomy can be made more interesting for and be better conceptualized, visualized, and understood by students by incorporation of relevant surgical/clinical video clips during conventional teaching.

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